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Fantasy Football Q&A with Jake, Week 2: The injury bug, QB conundrums and more

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Your Week 2 fantasy football Q&A session.

Posted by Jake Arthur NFL on Sunday, September 17, 2017

Colts 365 /JD (Twitter, @Colts365)

“The injury bug has hit my team hard. Who would you start in the flex position; Donte Moncrief, Zay Jones, Corey Davis, Chris Hogan, Kenny Golladay?”

You’re definitely not alone. That injury bug has already inflicted plenty of damage this young season. This week, Chris Hogan is a good play in your flex. New England is going up against an awful New Orleans secondary that just allowed Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen to both finish in the top four among WR last week.

Aaron Bacon (Twitter, @aaronbacon3)

“So, I drafted Andrew Luck late, hoping he would be back sooner than later. Should I drop him and pick up Alex Smith? I have Drew Brees as my starter.”

To be honest, the best thing you could do is keep Brees starting, hold onto Luck until he gets back and puts a couple good games together and then trade either him or Brees to a QB-needy team in your league in exchange for a valuable piece at a position you are hurting for. I’m not big on keeping multiple QB on my roster, so I would try and flip those extra assets.

#FeeeMarlonMack (Twitter, @NateKent_)

“Buck Allen or Isaiah Crowell this week?”

Short answer: Buck Allen. He out-carried starter Terrance West last week after Danny Woodhead went down. Isaiah Crowell has an awful matchup against a very good Ravens defense.

Jason William (Facebook)

“Was offered a trade of sending my Doug Baldwin for his AJ Green. Would you take it? My WR’s are Michael Crabtree, DeVante Parker, Adam Thielen and Cooper Kupp.”

I would take it. Classic case of buying a superstar low while he is in a slump (really, it’s his QB and offense, not him). You have enough in your receiving corps to make up for it if Cincinnati’s offensive woes continue. However, they did just change offensive coordinators, so hopefully that’s arrows up for Green.

Justin Tassin (Facebook)

“DEF to start: Rams, or Giants on Monday night? I worry about Matthew Stafford going off late in the game.

Question 2: QB to start: Mariota or Stafford?”

I would go with the Rams. They face a struggling Redskins offense still trying to get used to a new offense. Lions QB Matt Stafford can catch fire at anytime, putting the Giants Def/ST as a questionable start.

Again, Stafford can catch fire in an instant. He can have an awful first three quarters and then drop three TD’s on the defense in the fourth. Mariota has an iffy lineup against a ferocious Jacksonville pass-rush. If Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey misses the game, Mariota is a slightly better option. If Ramsey plays, start Stafford.

Heather P. Schielein (Facebook)

“Who should I start in my two PPR league RB spots: Tarik Cohen, Mike Gillislee, Jacquizz Rodgers? Plus, play either Cooper Kupp or Jeremy Maclin in my flex?”

I like Mike Gillislee and Jacquizz Rodgers at RB. Rodgers always steps up positivley in Doug Martin’s absence, and has a decent matchup against Chicago. With Gillislee, he is coming off of a two-TD performance and now faces an awful defense.

In the flex, I give Jeremy Maclin a slight nod. He’s facing a worse secondary. Neither are a bad play, as Jared Goff loves Cooper Kupp. However, I think Maclin is a safer bet this week.

*Questions have been edited for clarification.